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Sport Climbing - Respect the Rock Video

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In the latest BMC Respect the Rock film, Emma Twyford talks us through the essentials for sport climbing. The video runs through information that's vital for anyone venturing outside for their first sport trip.

Emma elaborates on:

  • The gear needed
  • The importance of being aware of the quality of bolts
  • Avoiding loose rock when climbing and belaying
  • Belaying with skill and attention
  • Checking your climbing partner
  • Lowering off a route
  • How to top rope correctly and safely
  • Contributing to bolt funds


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Emma is one of the very best climbers operating in the current British scene. She has flashed both E7 and F8a, headpointed E9 and is the first British woman to redpoint F9a.

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